You pick up astronomy with Archimede's lever, duh!
On the other hand, you could argue that since the middle aged parent has much less productive life remaining, letting them die reduces the oppurtunity costs to society vs. letting the teenager die.
Thus, it's a 1B premium, meaning that they value the profits per year for the following years at 150-160M, which is very easy to reach with that license.
Is it? Minecraft has doesn't really have characters, game universe, lore, etc. that would emotionally tie players to that specific product line. All it has is a concept, and you can't IP a game concept to prevent competitors from making their own sandbox building games.
The problem is that value is not intrinsic, so it necessarily ends up varying from person to person in a largely arbitrary way. Attempts by atheists to universalize value invariably end up just creating a new god like "humanity" or "progress" that serves the exact same function as a traditional religion, merely in a more subtle fashion.
That's fine; I just have a peeve about the misuse of the word invest to rationalize putting money into things that are clearly not actual investments.
It's not charity, it's an investment. And if you have nothing to invest in, you get no money.
No, it is not an investment. No kickstarter project is offering any sort of return on your contribution.
Germany didn't have the power to vaporize most of the planet with the push of a button.
Well, it's good to see the Chinese government's censors are here to keep us informed about what this week's official lie is. Meanwhile in the real world, anyone discussing forbidding topics online risks arrest for "spreading rumors":
nobody gives a FUCK what you download
Try downloading The Gate of Heavenly Peace and see if nobody cares what you download.
Limestone is a segimentary rock. Are we sure they didn't quarry limestone aggregate that just turned into limestone blocks because of all the weight on top of them for hundreds of years?
When you have an absolute monarch, the entire population is slaves for practical purposes, even if they're not formally slaves in the sense we mean the word today.
That's the schools PR spin, but it's undermined by the fact the policy itself specifically says it applies to students:
Northern Illinois University information technology resources, including the electronic communications network (NIUnet) on the NIU campus and off-campus education and research centers, computers attached to this network, and any associated computational resource or service are for the use of persons affiliated with Northern Illinois University, including faculty, staff, emeritus personnel, and students in good standing. Information technology resources are provided by the university to further the university's mission of research, instruction, and public service. The use of these resources should be consistent with this mission, this policy, and the University’s other use, security policies, and other applicable regulations including the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (SOEEA). Pursuant to the NIU Electronic Mail policy, the email system may be utilized for personal messages subject to the limitations set forth in these and other applicable policies and to the extent that personal usage does not interfere with assigned responsibilities. By using NIU services, all individuals, including, but not limited to, employees, students, customers, volunteers, and third parties, unconditionally accept the terms of this policy.
Unions are themselves corporations. Private sector unionization has stagnated because being in a union to often just means you end up with two corporations screwing you over.
Bah, mowing is easy. Now weeding, there's a chore I hated doing.